Fun Things To Do With Kids in LA This Weekend, Aug 17-19


There is always so much to do with kids in Los Angeles, and at Fun With Kids in LA, we are dedicated to bring you the best of them. Activities to do with kids this weekend include Taco Festival, Free Concerts, Free Late Night at the Tar Pits, Dance DTLA, and more.


Free Late Night Fridays at the Tar Pits

5801 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Aug 17th

5 pm - 8 pm

Join after-hours at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and enjoy Free General Admission, special 3D movies, such as Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Behind-the-Scenes tours, live excavations, and more for a minimal fee. (Free Admission)

14th Annual Dance DTLA

Downtown LA

South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA

Aug 17th

7 pm - 11 pm

Dance DTLA is back for its 14th season of dancing under the stars. Head downtown on Friday night and move to the sounds of summer. Featuring Dance Downtown (7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.), open-air dancing in the park with beginner dance lessons alongside a live band or DJ, and alternating DJ Nights (9:00 p.m. – midnight), curated by influential artists who give voice to a dynamic, vibrant, socially conscious L.A. culture. (Free)

Fairies v. Trolls: A Magical Competition at South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd.

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274

Aug 17th

9 am

This Friday, you are invited to use your wit, courage, and imagination in this inspired treasure hunt throughout the 87-acre nature space. With enchanted map in hand, questers will explore rustic nature trails and manicured formal gardens in a search for hidden doors that will lead to a priceless prize — a Merry Fairy Trollstone! Along the way, visitors will experience 2,500 different species of plants from around the globe and an array of active wildlife. (Cost: $9 adults; $4 children $6 students, toddlers Free)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Theatricum Botanicum

1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Topanga, CA 90290

Aug 10th - Sep 3rd

The natural beauty of our Topanga wilderness transforms once again into an enchanted forest, peopled by lovers and fairies. Comic misadventures, mistaken identities and unrequited love come together to create the Bard’s most magical romp. The perfect experience to introduce your family to the world of Shakespeare. For a truly memorable evening, tickets may be purchased for a garden buffet dinner held prior to select performances of Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Age: 5+, Cost: $10-$38.50)

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Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival

Griffith Park, the Old Zoo

4730 Crystal Springs Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Aug 17th - Aug 19th

7 pm - 10 pm

The Independent Shakespeare Company presents TITUS ANDRONICUS, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM for free. The performance site is at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. Ample free parking is available. Look for the hot pink signs directing you to the parking lots near the Merry-Go-Round. Parking lot 2 is the closest to the performance site, but be prepared for a bit of a walk up a hill. (Ages 6+, Free)

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See the Stars at the Planetarium

Samuel Oschin Planetarium Theater

2800 E Observatory Rd.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Aug 17th -Aug 19th

10 am - 10 pm

With its spectacular Zeiss star projector, laser digital projection system, state-of-the-art aluminum dome, comfy seats, sound system, and theatrical lighting, the Samuel Oschin Planetarium Theater is the finest planetarium in the world. Every show is presented by a live, engaging storyteller. There are 3 rotating shows with the first show at 10:45 a.m. and the last show at 8:45 p.m. Children under 5 are admitted ONLY to the first show each day (10:45 a.m. on weekends). (Cost: $3-$7)

BOLD: Dance the Afternoon Away

241 N Canon Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Aug 17th - Aug 18th

5 pm - 8 pm

Kids Dance Society transforms Beverly Cañon Gardens into a family-friendly late afternoon dance party where children and adults can listen and dance to EDM music, current club mixes, and music provided by known and respected DJs. This late afternoon event is part of Beverly Hills’ second annual BOLD Summer, which livens up the streets of Beverly Hills this Friday, and Saturday Night. (Free)

Echo Park Rising

Multiple Locations Across Echo Park

Aug 16th - Aug 19th

Various Times

Echo Park Rising is a neighborhood event in it’s 8th year that focuses on the music, creativity, diversity and small businesses of Echo Park. There are multiple stages and activities throughout the weekend located on the main routes of Sunset Blvd, Glendale Blvd, Alvarado Avenue, Echo Park Avenue and beyond. (Free)

LA Taco Festival

Grand Park

200 N Grand Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Aug 18th

12pm - 8 pm

The LA Taco Festival features LA's tastiest tacos, music, and togetherness in the heart of DTLA. You are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs for seating on the lawn. Minimal other seating is available. Funds raised help support homeless youth through the Boyle Heights based non-profit, Jovenes, Inc. (Free)



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